Thursday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Intel: Own factories ensure high margins, but foundry business has its advantages
  2. X-bit labs: Intel begins volume shipments of Core i-series "Ivy Bridge" chips
  3. VR-Zone: Intel's Ivy Bridge cometh - what new goodies are in store?
  4. VR-Zone: Asus Z77 / H77 boards get Thunderbolt
    , expansion card sold separately
  5. Intel: World's first commercial x86 smartphones to be launched this week
  6. Ars Technica: Microsoft not really sure if it's going to
    upgrade Windows Phones to Windows Phone 8
  7. Microsoft: Introducing Windows 8 Enterprise and Enhanced
    Software Assurance
    for today's modern workforce
  8. The Penny Arcade Report: How Valve "devalued" video
    games, and why that's great news for developers and players


  1. Google CEO Larry Page retakes the stand: "I'm not sure whether we ever got a license"
  2. Computerworld: Oracle considered buying RIM and Palm, Ellison says
  3. EETimes: TSMC to offer only one process at 20nm
  4. Laptoping: Lenovo ThinkPad T430 leaks
  5. HotHardware's podcast
  6. Dealzon's deals: $450 coupon for 15.6” hp dv6tqe i7-2670QM / Radeon HD 7470M,
    $200 off 13.3” Toshiba L730 i3-2350M, $90 off XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB video
    card, and $400 off Logitech Harmony 1000 remote

  1. MegaTechNews on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Software and gaming

  1. Ellison, Page both take the stand as Google argues "Java language is free and open"
  2. Ars Technica: Flashback waning, but still infecting about 140,000 Macs and
    Diablo III beta taken down temporarily after brief "Starter Edition" leak
  3. CVG: Ubisoft sued over alleged Assassin's Creed copyright infringement
  4. Star Wars: The Old Republic - Take part in the next weekend pass
Systems and storage

  1. TechReviewSource on Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170
  2. Phoronix: AMD's FX-8150 Bulldozer benefits from new compilers, tuning
  3. X-bit labs review ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB
  4. SPCR on Intel DZ77GA-70K
  5. CowcotLand reviews 8GB GeIL Corsa EVO 2133MHz memory kit (in French)
  6. Björn3D tests 2x Kingston HyperX 240GB 3K SSDs in RAID 0

  1. VR-Zone's Gigabyte GTX 680 OC WindForce 3X 2GB review
  2. circuitRemix on PowerColor HD 7850 2GB
  3. Overclockers Online reviews HIS HD 7770 iCooler 1GB
  4. OCModShop's editorial: Why I chose Bose QC15 over Beats Studio headphones
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. techPowerUp! reviews 550W Akasa Venom Power PSU
  2. TweakTown reviews Fractal Design Define Mini case
  3. Hi Tech Legion reviews NZXT Tempest 410 case
  4. ProClockers review Reeven Six Eyes fan controller
  5. FrostyTech reviews NZXT Havik 120 heatsink
  6. Hardware Secrets on Noctua NH-L12 CPU cooler
  7. APH Networks on SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA5 CPU cooler
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